How Virtual Races Let Me Travel When We Can’t Actually Go Anywhere

When I joined my first online running club in 2018, I had no idea that virtual races would one day become the only option. I encountered Fanthropy Running Clubs through some accident of internet wizardry, and joined because it took only the click of a button.

That January I’d resolved to become a runner, and to find a running community to keep me motivated. But, the runners I’d seen breezing around my neighborhood in their matching club gear on Sunday mornings intimidated me. They seemed so fast, so strong, so… well…